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Ice Cream

July 6, 2010
By Jellybean9898 PLATINUM, Glendale, California
Jellybean9898 PLATINUM, Glendale, California
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Favorite Quote:
"When nothing goes right, go left"-Anonymous
"Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste to the sky as well as the Earth"-Henry David Thoreau

I’m not little anymore
Don’t feed me those lies
That sweet only existed
And sour would never arise

Life isn’t an ice cream cone
With two cherry scoops on top
We may all be human, equal and same
But we treat it as if we are not

Chocolate and vanilla
How rarely do they mix?
Both creamy, but different in taste
A problem we cannot fix

Jellybeans of all color and taste
Red, pink, blue and more
They say celebrate differences, when in truth
Religion and color cause war

Chocolate sprinkles and M&M’s
How sweet they must taste with each other
But we’ll never know, cause it just goes to show
In this world, brother turns on brother

Life is not a candy shop
Not everything is sweet
There are sour gummy worms
And bitter tarts that break your teeth

Chocolate and vanilla alike
Swirling them up on one cone
This world belongs to every single one of us
This world alone is our home

Celebrate the differences
Of mint and rocky road
Neighbor help neighbor, family alike
We can afford to share our loads

I understand now that sour exists
And next time I get ice cream to savor
I’ll ask the man for only one cone
But I’ll pick more than one flavor

The author's comments:
We should all appreciate the differences and similarities in each other, and i wrote this poem trying to get that message across, even if i had to use ice cream as an example. feedback, please :)

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on Aug. 2 2010 at 10:00 pm
MelanieLouise PLATINUM, Plymouth, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
to live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong

oh i love this... especially "i'll ask the man for only one cone / but i'll pick more than one flavor". bloody brilliant :) keep writing, Mel... oh and if you get a chance check out my work :)

Danica SILVER said...
on Aug. 1 2010 at 3:35 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

I love this! It's so creative, to comparte people's differences and prejudices to ice cream.  Great message and really well written :)